Coping with Suicide

Links & Other Resources

A Handbook for Survivors of Suicide
This is a link to an excellent handbook that provides survivors with a guide to help them work through the shock, questions, and painful emotions following a suicide.  The author, who himself lost his wife to suicide, writes in a clear, informative, and empathetic style.

When You're left Behind: Surviving the Aftermath of Suicide
This excellent booklet from RBC Ministries identifies the turbulent emotions and the agonizing questions that survivors face after a loved one's suicide. It grapples with what it means to move on. And it offers help and hope for anyone who has been touched by this final act of despair.

Common Reactions After a Crisis
This brief, but very helpful, document from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation outlines many of the common physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral reactions people to have to crisis and major stressors.  In addition, it gives suggestions for coping skills that can be used during the immediate aftermath of a critical incident stress.

How Can I Live With My Loss? 
This booklet from RBC ministries discusses the stages of grief that many people go through after a loss.

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